TP2 Family and possessive 's
To learn the use of possessive 's and be able to use it in functional language to ask about relationships between family members
To practice speaking using jobs, ages and family vocab
Procedure (40-54 minutes)
T asks a few Ss about their families 'who has a brother?' etc T draws family tree for the 'Murphy Family' (the one from the HO/reading that they have done in the previous lesson) outline on WB. Ss identify which name goes where on the tree .
T writes some marker sentences adapted from the reading (which Ss did in previous lesson about the Murphy family) on the WB eg 'Sean is Michael's son. Jennifer is Michael's wife' The family tree needs to still be on the WB too. Maybe also does a demo by taking a pen from a student and saying 'this is x's pen' T differentiates between 'is' contraction and possessive 's by writing the sentence 'She's Michael's wife' underlining each 's and asking 'same or different?' Why? A sentence like 'He's Claire's student' may also help. T writes 'This is my grandparents' house' and explains by saying 'how many grandparents?' so the ' goes after the s. Also do an example using 'Jess' so 'This is Jess' house.' T shows grammar HO. T points and says/indicates 'number one, fill in the blanks' and 'number two: make sentences' and demos one on the board.' T indicates for students to work individually and monitors. Ss check their answers in pairs T gets some FB/goes through some/most/all of the answers depending on how difficult they found it.
T refers back to WB and elicits answers from Ss' What questions can we ask about Michael? T writes on WB: A: What's Michael's wife's name? B: Her name is ________ A: What's Michael's job? B: He's a/n _____ What's Michael's son's name? How old is Michael? Teacher shows HOs 'some information is missing (points to blanks) with your partner, ask about the information eg What's Barry's wife's name?' Demo with one student by giving them the opposite paper and asking a question. Remind Ss not to show the paper. Leave questions on WB as support. Possible ICQs Can you show the paper? T hands out papers to each pair (those seated next to each other) to ensure each member of the pair has a different paper. Ss ask each other the questions Ss check in pairs T gets FB by asking 'Who is a doctor? What's Richard's wife's name?' etc and does some delayed error correction on the WB
T asks students to find out three things about each person's family and write them down. T puts support questions on board 'do you have a brother?' Are you married? alongside existing Qs from previous task. ICQs, How many things? Ss mingle and ask each other the Qs and write down T does FB and error correction if time